Hidden Canyon-Zion National Park


Starting at the Weeping Rock trailhead this relatively short hike leads to a high walled side canyon located almost a thousand feet above the Virgin River floodplain. A half-mile hike up the steep switchbacks of the East Rim Trail leads to the spur junction with the Hidden Canyon Trail. Watch your step as this narrow route winds precariously around a vertical rock face that the trail has been carved into. Use the chains that are provided to make your way to the mouth of Hidden Canyon . From here on the streambed of the canyon floor is the route; the maintained trail ending at this point. There are obstacles and dry falls to be negotiated so be careful when exploring this deep and spectacular hanging valley. You simply turn around when you’ve had enough. A few hikers, both dead and alive, have been carried out of this canyon. Have fun.